Brexit et l’Irlande (en anglais)


jeudi 27 avril à 18 h00 au club de la presse de strasbourg (10 place Kléber) .

Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Keith McBean, will be the guest speaker at ESU Strasbourg’s next meeting on Thursday 27 April which will focus on the potential consequences of Brexit for Ireland.

Dublin born and bred, Keith McBean, was appointed to Strasbourg in July 2016. Previously he spent a considerable part of his diplomatic career in Brussels and is therefore well acquainted with the EU. From 2009 to 2013 he was Ambassador to the EU Political and Security Committee.


The decision of the UK to leave the EU presents unprecedented political, economic and diplomatic challenges for Ireland. Challenges to peace and challenges to prosperity. How it is dealt with will define the future of the island for decades to come.


Those challenges extend right across the policy spectrum, where so many areas are now the subject of common approaches and standards at EU level.


Ireland’s future interests are best served by remaining a fully committed member of the EU. A number of headline challenges have been identified and prioritised by the Irish Government, relating to the Northern Ireland Peace Process, trading and economic risks, impact on the Common Travel Area and whether Brexit could weaken the EU and/or Irish influence in it.


These issues and others will no doubt be raised during the evening. Ambassador McBean would be glad to discuss them with you and also to provide some insights into current developments in Ireland and the role of the Permanent Representation in Strasbourg.


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Drinks and snacks will be served after the meeting.

Admission: Members €5 Non-Members €7.50 Students €2.50 -18 free Strasbourg